From our collection
Science-related objects from our extensive online collection
From collection interactives
Scientific and historical inquiry through astronomy, botany, art and the Hastings River.
The art, science and craft of conserving our National Museum collection.
The original prototype cochlear implant and a major advance in the treatment of deafness.
Made in London and brought to Australia by the wealthy Blaxland family in the early 1800s.
Portable ophthalmology equipment used in remote communities by the renowned eye surgeon.
One of a few surviving examples of Australian engineer Edgar Percival's most successful aircraft designs.
Tools, models and memorabilia from one of Australia's greatest engineering feats.
A relic from Ludwig Leichhardt's ill-fated 1848 expedition and a medal awarded by the Royal Society.
Invention by CSIRO that is the basis for wifi technology and mobile networking.
A Grubb telescope used by a bank manager and amateur astronomer in his NSW observatory.